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MICHAEL D. FAYER, PH.D., (Stanford, CA) is the David Mulvane Ehrsam and Edward Curtis Franklin Professor of Chemistry at Stanford University and a member of the National Academy of Sciences. He has won major prizes and honors in the fields of physics, chemistry, and molecular spectroscopy. He is the author of "Elements of Quantum Mechanics."


..". illustrates the ways in which 'the natural world is driven by quantum phenomena' with a serious, accessible treatment of a complex and fascinating subject."" --Publishers Weekly"
..".appeal to anyone with a curious mind who has ever wondered what all the quantum mechanics fuss is about, and to those who simply want to understand the everyday world." --"ForeWord"
..".interested in physics and the fundamental understanding of many pheonomena explained in laymen's terms, this book wil be the most valuable asset you will ever read." --"IEEE Electrical Insulation "
..".lively with amusing and useful examples, analogies, and descriptions of scientists and experiments...introduce nonscientists to quantum mechanics...useful for advanced graduate students and professional scientists." "--Choice"
..".one of the most intriguing books about quantum science currently on the market...must-read for those who want to learn more about quantum theory." "--NSTA Recommends"
"Favouring everyday examples over formulae, he makes quantum mechanics palatable, from wave-particle duality to the uncertainty principle... book provides a useful overview." "--Nature Magazine"
"Finally, someone caught up with the importance of explaining Quantum Theory in layman's terms...does a marvelous job at uniting the various aspects of matter and energy." "--Sacramento Book Review"
"From why everyday mysteries have quantum roots to how to understand quantum mechanics without the math... an invaluable guide..." --"The Midwest Book Review"

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